Witness identifies Omar Shaikh in court -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Witness identifies Omar Shaikh in court

KARACHI- The prime suspect in US journalist Daniel Pearl kidnapping and murder case, Ahmed Omar Saeed Shaikh, was on Tuesday identified by a prosecution witness during identification parade held before the Judicial Magistrate Karachi South, Ms Erum Jehangir.

During the identification parade, no one, including the court staff, was permitted to come into the office of the magistrate.

Omar Shaikh was brought to the court handcuffed and hooded by officials of the Investigation-II police Karachi after court time. Police had blocked all passages leading to the court of the JM Karachi South situated on the second floor on the City Courts premises.

The court sources identified the prosecution witness as Asif. He is stated to be an Islamabad-based journalist who arranged a meeting between Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and Omar Shaikh in Islamabad in January.
Source: Dawn
Date:2/27/2002